Quick hits from Pinehurst
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By |  June 12, 2014

Just a few thought blasts before I get out on the course:

  • That storm that I was tweeting about yesterday? It never materialized here at Pinehurst. In fact, it split in two and missed Pinehurst No. 2 on both sides! The USGA’s meteorologist was stunned, but when I mentioned this to a local, he told me it’s not rare at all for storms to skirt by No. 2.
  • The crew tell me they wouldn’t have minded a little bit of rain last night, about .10. The wind gusts they probably could have done without, though. That put some pine cones and pine needles in the fairways.
  • Spoke with the USGA’s Chris Hartwiger yesterday evening. He’s thrilled with the way the greens are looking. He thinks the next four days are going to go by fast. I asked him if he was worried about storms these next four days. “It’s an outdoor game,” he said with a smile. He also mentioned that he got a lot of emails and texts giving him a thumb’s up on his GolfdomTV video. So score one for Golfdom!
  • I rode the course yesterday with John Jeffreys and then Kevin Robinson last night. Got a ton of great pics. Look for a few in an upcoming photo slideshow.
  • Kevin told me he’s rooting for a playoff. “I’ve got be here anyway,” he laughed.
  • Pro golfer sightings at the Pinehurst Resort’s Ryder Cup Room last night? Plenty, including Geoff Ogilvy, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Charl Schwartzel and Lee Westwood.
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About the Author: Seth Jones

Seth Jones, a 25-year veteran of the golf industry media, is Editor-in-Chief of Golfdom magazine and Athletic Turf. A graduate of the University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Jones began working for Golf Course Management in 1999 as an intern. In his professional career he has won numerous awards, including a Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) first place general feature writing award for his profile of World Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman and a TOCA first place photography award for his work covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In his career, Jones has accumulated an impressive list of interviews, including such names as George H.W. Bush, Samuel L. Jackson, Lance Armstrong and Charles Barkley. Jones has also done in-depth interviews with such golfing luminaries as Norman, Gary Player, Nick Price and Lorena Ochoa, to name only a few. Jones is a member of both the Golf Writers Association of America and the Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association. Jones can be reached at sjones@northcoastmedia.net.

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